Albemarle House. Photo: Jack Looney

Trump to turn Albemarle House into luxe bed and breakfast

When Donald Trump and his son Eric bought former billionaire Patricia Kluge’s 45-room mansion in 2012, completing a $12.7 million takeover of her 776-acre county estate, the younger mogul hinted it could become a boutique inn for the adjacent Trump Winery. Now those plans are coming to fruition as the Trump Hotel Collection prepares to […]

The Marriott Residence Inn looming on the corner of West Main and Ridge-McIntire will have 124 rooms and boasts great views.
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Deluxe lodgings: Two West Main hotels set to open this year

Two upscale hotels are under construction on West Main Street, and rather than creating an oversupply of hotel rooms, tourism officials say they will hardly make a dent in prime season demand. This summer, the former Red Roof Inn on the Corner will unveil itself as Graduate Charlottesville, part of a new chain hitting college-town […]

Daisy is buried on a hilltop on the sprawling campus. Photo: Norm Shafer

Second suit filed in fight to keep Sweet Briar College open

As both sides in a legal battle over the announced closure of Sweet Briar College weigh their options after a judge put a 60-day hold on efforts to shutter the school, another lawsuit looms. Filed April 17, it comes from students who say they are victims of a breach of contract who may incur tens of thousands of […]